MIAMI -- Chad Pennington's season officially ended with a trade that didn't involve him.
Pennington hurt his right shoulder Sunday at San Diego, an injury that leaves his career in jeopardy. At 33, he likely faces a third operation on the shoulder since 2005.
Thigpen is excited about the move to Miami, even though the Dolphins are 0-3, said his agent, Joel Turner.
"It's not like that team is short on talent -- they won the division last year," Turner said. "It's a wonderful opportunity. Nobody does it like Bill Parcells. For Bill Parcells to believe in Tyler speaks volumes about Tyler."
Henne is expected to get an extended opportunity as a starter. Taken in the second round of the 2008 draft, he has been considered Pennington's heir apparent for more than a year.
The Dolphins will be Thigpen's third organization. He was a seventh-round draft pick by Minnesota in 2007.
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